HYDRAULIC PLATFORMS

 

 

 

Strathclyde inherited a number of Simon SS65, SS85 and an Orbitor. One set of booms were re-chassied onto a Shelvoke and Drewry WY chassis. Then in 1983 a replacement programme was started and Simon SS263 booms were purchased and fitted onto Shelvoke and Drewry WY chassis with crew cabs. Three of these were purchased, then in 1986 a Dodge G16L chassis was purchased with a Scania 92M chassis being purchased for the booms in 1988. The Dodge and Scania chassis did not have a crew cab.

In 1997 a programme of re-chassing the SS263 booms was started, this time using Volvo FL10 chassis the fist of which was on a 6x2 chassis with the next three being on 6x4 chassis. The booms on the E registered Scania chassis have so far not been re-chassied.

With the exception of the Scania which has 'H' jacks all the others had 'A' frame jacks.

The advantage of the Hydraulic Platform is that it has a cage on the end of the booms which can be used as a working platform or in rescues you can get more than one person in the cage, then lower it to the ground and let them step out rather than having to guide them down a ladder. You can also put a casualty onto a stretcher then place the stretcher on the cage and accompany them down reassuring them on the way.

A disadvantage is that if it is not working at full height then it cannot rotate in a confined space.

(March 2005)

 

 

 

 

Station Reg. No. Make and Bodybuilder Type Stations it has been at

Sold

MHS9E

ERF 84PS/Fulton & Wylie/Simon SS85

HP

C075

Sold

MVA133F

ERF 84PS/Fulton & Wylie/Simon SS85

HP

E015/E045(Sold to Mullingar Eire)

Sold

RGD999G

AEC Mercury 7/Bennett/Simon SS65

HPP

A045/B075/Trg Sch (Ergomatic Cab)

Gone

513BGE

AEC Mercury/Bennett/Simon SS65

HPP

B075 (Booms to OYS620V)(Former TL chassis)

Gone

USD969K

Commer VA/Fulton & Wylie/Orbitor 70

HP

D015

Gone

OYS620V

Shelvoke WY/F&W/Simon SS65

HP

B075/Sold (Booms ex 513BGE)

Gone

A834WGG

Shelvoke WY/Saxon/Simon SS263

HP

E045?/B075/E015 (Booms to S909MGB)

Gone

B870AGD

Shelvoke WY/Saxon/Simon SS263

HP

A045 (Booms to R58DUS)

Gone

B871AGD

Shelvoke WY/Saxon/Simon SS263

HP

C075 (Booms to V757NGD)

Gone

C433KDS

Dodge G16L/Fulton & Wylie/Simon SS263

HP

D015 (Booms to S835JGB)

Gone

E695YNS

Scania G92M/Saxon/Simon SS263

HP

E045

Preservation

R58DUS

Volvo FL10 6x4/GB Fire/Simon SS263

HP

D015 (Booms ex B870AGD)/?/Eric Carberry/Jamie McNab

Gone

S835JGB

Volvo FL10 6x4/GB Fire/Simon SS263

HP

E015 (was R123JDS Booms ex C433KDS)

Gone

S909MGB

Volvo FL10 6x4/GB Fire/Simon SS263

HP

C075 Booms ex A834WGG

Gone

V757NGD

Volvo FL10 6x4/GB Fire/Simon SS263

HP

D025 Booms ex B871AGD

 

 

 

Photos of Hydraulic Platforms.

 

 

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